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A close-up of the JackBeagle's wall mural, including Puckett's depiction of himself, his wife (in dress) and sister, Bobbie (kneeling with extension cord).

Ryan Pitkin

A close-up of the JackBeagle's wall mural, including Puckett's depiction of himself, his wife (in dress) and sister, Bobbie (kneeling with extension cord).

Will Puckett on the works of Will Puckett 

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Squid mural — North Davidson and 28th Streets (no longer there)

"This one I did way early and I totally misspelled something. It was a bunch of squids and I misspelled invertebrates. That was terrible, just terrible. I corrected it but the mural itself did not stay up very long. "

Chair painting, 505 S. Cedar St.

"That one is totally simple. Nobody would know I did it. It's completely against any sort of stylistic tendencies in anything I've ever done — just a big plain painting. It's a big painting of a chair on the wall across from the Draught patio. It's nothing spectacular, it just looks like somebody put a stencil up and sprayed it but it was a hand-painted painting I did and it is what it is."

Cedar St. mural. - RYAN PITKIN
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  • Cedar St. mural.

JackBeagle's mural, 3213 N. Davidson St.

"Every single person in that mural is a real person who lives or lived here. I see people getting their picture taken in front of it a lot. Nobody recognizes me, which is the beauty of being an artist, you're removed from it. I get to see people and chat them up. 'Oh man, you're getting your picture taken with this painting? That's awesome.' Nobody knows me, it's great."

click to enlarge Obama mural - RYAN PITKIN
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  • Obama mural

Obama mural, 32054 N. Davidson St.

"I was always very proud of the Obama painting right across the street from JackBeagle's. I was hired by the DNC for that. That was big. [puts two thumbs up with a huge smile] I don't know how this translates in your reporting but this is two big thumbs up. That was really neat."

Jacques Derrida portrait, Chop Shop (no longer there)

"Jacques Derrida, a deconstructivist philosopher, I painted a picture of him and he's drinking a PBR, but it's a very cutish thing. I did a similar one of Steve Zissou near Kitty Hawk. Little things like that always make me laugh; the juncture between low-brow PBR and high-brow philosophy. Those projects have always been really neat for me to be a part of.

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